My Goals

To share eco tips &
To discuss changes we can make.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe Program

Just got a great tip from about Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program. Apparently Nike actually takes any brand of old athletic shoes and recycles them into:

"material used in sports surfaces like basketball courts, tennis courts, athletic fields, running tracks and playgrounds for young people around the world"
This "material" is called Nike Grind and I just can't tell you how great I think this is. I had heard of something like this a long time ago but never knew the specifics. Now I do.

The guidelines are as follows:

• Athletic shoes only (any brand)
• No shoes containing metal
• No cleats or dress shoes
• No wet or damp shoes

You can either send them in to:

Nike Recycling Center
c/o Reuse-A-Shoe
26755 SW 95th Ave.
Wilsonville, OR 97070


click here to find a drop off area near you.

1 comment:

Erik said...

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